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‘Facebook Muralist’ David Choe is up Next at the Bowery Graffiti Wall

Posted May 26, 2017 at 5:08 am

A muralist who made a mint through his series of murals at the Facebook HQ in the early 2000s was picked to succeed the five-month reign of PichiAvo at the Bowery Graffiti Wall. Goldman Properties, owner of the four-story canvas (and the land on which it sits), announced yesterday that Korean-American artist David Choe will […]

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Cashing in on the Bowery Graffiti Wall with ‘Limited Edition’ Prints

Posted May 24, 2017 at 10:22 am

Last week, Goldman Properties announced that art fans could “own a piece” of the famous Bowery Graffiti Wall. “For the first time in history,” the copy read in all-caps, people could purchase limited edition prints of the PichiAvo mural (“Urbanmythology”) currently holding court. Cashing in on the wall. Seventy-five 47” x 15” archival color prints, […]

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Talde Team and Hotel 50 Bowery in Damage Control Over ‘Opium Den’ Themed Club

Posted May 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

In response to the opinion piece we ran on Monday regarding its controversial opium den-themed basement club, Green Lady, the Joie de Vivre hotel is in full damage control mode. (The New York Post also picked up the story.) Their public relations firm Wagstaff Worldwide would have you believe it’s semantics. They issued the following […]

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Amsterdam’s ‘GRIMM Gallery’ Debuts Next Week on the Bowery

Posted May 23, 2017 at 5:08 am

The mid-section of the Bowery, long a bastion for restaurant supply businesses, is awash in art galleries. The latter comes at the expense of the former. Between Delancey/Kenmare and East Houston Street there are nearly a dozen such showrooms, including dedicated buildings like Sperone Westwater and the New Museum. But it’s not all roses, as […]

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Hotel 50 Bowery is an Insult to Chinatown with its Insensitive ‘Opium Den’ Themed Club [OP-ED]

Posted May 22, 2017 at 9:33 am

The following opinion piece was written by Chinatown activist Karlin Chan. Many Chinatown residents are disgusted that 50 Bowery’s Joie De Vivre glass hotel towers over the turn-of-the-century neighborhood, arguing how out of character it is compared to the surrounding area, while others show concern it may further fuel gentrification and displacement. Yet, the announcement […]

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Hecho en Dumbo is Endangered as its Bowery Condo Space Hits Market for $6.25M

Posted May 18, 2017 at 5:08 am

It would appear that the proverbial rug is being pulled from under Hecho en Dumbo on the Bowery. The condo unit it leases, located at 354 Bowery, just hit the open market for $6.25 million. Cushman & Wakefield is the exclusive broker, and listed the property this week. According to the broker-babble, the “fully vented […]

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Rendering of Ace Hotel Surfaces at 225 Bowery with Promise of 2018 Completion

Last modified May 12, 2017 at 1:51 pm

You’re looking at the sight outside 225 Bowery, where Ace Hotel is gradually converting the 107-year-old relic into its newest lodge. Purportedly. This rendering appears on the Department of Buildings info board presently attached to the 225 Bowery plywood, and arrives courtesy of the HAKS architecture firm on the project. Upon completion – the aforementioned DOB signage promises a […]

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Joie de Vivre’s 50 Bowery Hotel Launches Next Week with Talde Restaurant Complex

Posted May 8, 2017 at 5:00 am

A fresh round of delays has previously pushed back the opening of the Joie de Vivre-operated hotel at 50 Bowery. The initial projection was January, then March. Now, launch is pegged for next week. Marketing materials advertise May 16 as the grand opening to the public. In the meantime, there is still plenty of work needed […]

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There’s a Walking Tour Down the ‘Historic’ Bowery on Sunday

Posted May 5, 2017 at 5:05 am

One of New York’s prominent urban historians is taking it to the streets. To the Bowery, in fact. Esther Crain has been researching for nearly a decade, sifting through photographs, newspaper clippings, and other precious artifacts to fill in the nooks and crannies of New York’s lengthy, yet often quick-moving history. Now, the founder of Ephemeral New […]

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Former Pearl & Ash Space on the Bowery Can be Yours for $19,500 Per Month

Posted May 2, 2017 at 5:18 am

When Pearl & Ash ended its run on the Bowery back in December, ownership relayed that the restaurant space would be used specifically for catering and private events. Not anymore. Barely four months later, 220 Bowery it’s on the market. Asking price for the 1,400 square-foot restaurant is a wallet-busting $19,500 per month ($13.93 per […]

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